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The Resource America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder, Bret Stephens

America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder, Bret Stephens

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America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder
Title
America in retreat
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the new isolationism and the coming global disorder
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Bret Stephens
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eng
Summary
"Americans are weary of acting as the world's policeman, especially in the face of our unending economic troubles at home. President Obama stands for cutting defense budgets, leaving Afghanistan, abandoning Iraq, appeasing Russia, and offering premature declarations of victory over al Qaeda. Meanwhile, some Republicans now also argue for a far smaller and less expensive American footprint abroad. Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens rejects this view. As he sees it, retreating from our global responsibilities will ultimately exact a devastating price to our security and prosperity. In the 1930s, it was the weakness and vacillation of the democracies that led to war and genocide. Today the regimes in Tehran, Damascus, Beijing, and Moscow continue to test America's will. Americans have often been tempted to turn our backs on a world that fails to live up to our idealism and doesn't easily bend. But succumbing to that temptation always leads to tragedy. The mantle of global leadership is a responsibility we must shoulder for the sake of our freedom, our prosperity, and our safety"--
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As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America's adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin's ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China's attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran's efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests. Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad
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Stephens, Bret
Dewey number
327.730090/512
Index
index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.S716 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Isolationism
  • Intervention (International law)
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • International relations
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adult
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the new isolationism and the coming global disorder
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America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder, Bret Stephens
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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  • txt
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Contents
Come Home, America -- Pax Americana and Its Critics -- The Overdose of Ideals -- The Retreat Doctrine -- Republicans in Retreat -- Decline, and Retreat -- The Coming Global Disorder (Theory and History) -- The Coming Global Disorder (Practice and Present) -- A Scenario for Global Disorder -- A Way Forward
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ocn894183546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9781591846628
Lccn
2014022275
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)894183546
Label
America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder, Bret Stephens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Come Home, America -- Pax Americana and Its Critics -- The Overdose of Ideals -- The Retreat Doctrine -- Republicans in Retreat -- Decline, and Retreat -- The Coming Global Disorder (Theory and History) -- The Coming Global Disorder (Practice and Present) -- A Scenario for Global Disorder -- A Way Forward
Control code
ocn894183546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9781591846628
Lccn
2014022275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894183546

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